Digital Video Concepts, Methods, and Metrics

Quality, Compression, Performance, and Power Trade-off Analysis

By Shahriar Akramullah

Digital Video Concepts, Methods and Metrics: Quality, Compression, Performance and Power Trade-off Analysis is a concise reference for professionals in a wide range of applications and vocations. It teaches the reader to choose and tune coding parameters for optimum results that would suit their particular need for quality, compression, speed and power.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-6712-6
  • 368 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: November 12, 2014
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $39.99
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Digital Video Concepts, Methods, and Metrics: Quality, Compression, Performance, and Power Trade-off Analysis is a concise reference for professionals in a wide range of applications and vocations. It focuses on giving the reader mastery over the concepts, methods and metrics of digital video coding, so that readers have sufficient understanding to choose and tune coding parameters for optimum results that would suit their particular needs for quality, compression, speed and power.

The practical aspects are many: Uploading video to the Internet is only the beginning of a trend where a consumer controls video quality and speed by trading off various other factors. Open source and proprietary applications such as video e-mail, private party content generation, editing and archiving, and cloud asset management would give further control to the end-user.

Digital video is frequently compressed and coded for easier storage and transmission. This process involves visual quality loss due to typical data compression techniques and requires use of high performance computing systems. A careful balance between the amount of compression, the visual quality loss and the coding speed is necessary to keep the total system cost down, while delivering a good user experience for various video applications. At the same time, power consumption optimizations are also essential to get the job done on inexpensive consumer platforms.

Trade-offs can be made among these factors, and relevant considerations are particularly important in resource-constrained low power devices. To better understand the trade-offs this book discusses a comprehensive set of engineering principles, strategies, methods and metrics. It also exposes readers to approaches on how to differentiate and rank video coding solutions.

What you’ll learn

  • Cost-benefit analysis of compression techniques
  • Video quality metrics evaluation
  • Performance and power optimization and measurement
  • Trade-off analysis among power, performance, and visual quality
  • Emerging uses and applications of video technologies

    Who this book is for

    This book is for anyone involved in designing, developing, validating, deploying, and reviewing systems and applications that deal with digital video. For example, software and hardware engineers, system architects, technical program and product managers, support and sales engineers, system integrators, technology journalists and video professionals working in the multimedia and telecommunication industries, researchers and graduate students, or even a tech-savvy user who posts a YouTube video would find this book a useful reference.

    Table of Contents

    Table of Contents

    Foreword/Preface

    Chapter 1:Introduction

    Chapter 2: Digital Video Compression Techniques

    Chapter 3: Video Coding Standards

    Chapter 4: Video Quality Metrics

    Chapter 5: Video Coding Speed and Performance

    Chapter 6: Power Consumptions by Video Applications

    Chapter 7: Video Application Power Consumption on Low-Power Platforms

    Chapter 8: Performance, Power, and Quality Tradeoff Analysis

    Chapter 9: Conclusion

    Appendix: Related Resources

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